MANILA, Sept. 28 — The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has joined the international coastal clean-up drive along the shorelines of San Fernando, La Union.
Lilibeth Gaydowen, North Luzon Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Officer, said they have collected and disposed around 30 bags of garbage, mostly pieces of plastic, during the activity last Sept. 14 led by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
Employees from NGCPs North Luzon Regional Office and District 1 together with volunteers of Barangay San Agustin in San Fernando, La Union and the Philippine Coast Guard participated in the clean-up drive along the coastline, she said.
According to Gaydowen, a series of clean-up drives had been scheduled in the coastal areas of Binmaley, Pangasinan and Sta. Ana, Cagayan to provide continuous support to the countrys largest marine protection and rehabilitation efforts.
The International Coastal Clean-Up Day was celebrated last Sept. 17 as part of a global movement to clean bodies of water all over the world.
The NGCP is a privately owned corporation committed to operating, maintaining, and developing the countrys power grid while maintaining a sustainable environment for its stakeholders, most especially its partner communities.
The company said the coastal clean-up was done in coordination with the DENR to raise awareness among the involved communities on the need to protect coastal areas.
The NGCP also engages in other environmental programs such as tree planting and mangrove reforestation. (PNA)